We can all agree that Facebook has great features.
Whether it’s the ability to tag, comment or message someone who has left a comment on your status or add friends, there are very useful Facebook features that let you share everything.
But did you know there were some hidden features on Facebook?
Here are some of the lesser-known Facebook features that will make your life easier.
1. See Who is logged into Your Account
If you think someone has logged into your Facebook account without your permission, you can check that from your account settings through simple clicks. Mostly Facebook will notify you of the new logins via notification, messenger, or email.
First, Go to the Settings page and switch to the “Security and Login” tab. Here you can find the already active logins under “Where You’re Logged In“. It will provide you with the data on the location, browser, and device. After you review your devices, you can log out that all other devices and click on “Log Out Of All Sessions“. You can also remove them one by one.
2. Download a Copy of All Your Facebook Data
Did you know? You can download every post, image, video, and chat conversations you’ve ever posted on Facebook before.
To use these facebook hidden features, Go to the Settings page and switch to the “Your Facebook Information” tab and click on “Download Your Information“. Then you can select and download what you want as a JSON or HTML file. It takes some time to proceed after your request. Refer to this article to learn it step by step.
3. Find All the Photos Liked by Someone
“Photos liked by” is one of the excellent hidden Facebook features that helps you to find people who like your posts by name, date, etc. For example, if you want to view posts that have been liked by your friend, simply type, Photos liked by (enter name here) and hit enter.
Once you start typing “photos liked by” on the Facebook search box, you can see some suggestions like photos liked by me 2019, photos liked by my friends, or you can search by using one of your special friend’s names as well.
Update: The feature, “photos liked by” doesn’t seem to work anymore. But, try using the keywords (with matching words) to find what you are looking for on Facebook, and you can also use filters to narrow your search result.
4. Choose Someone to Look After Your Account
Facebook allows you to name a legacy contact who will manage your account after you pass away. The legacy contact can write a tribute post for your profile, respond to new friend requests, or update your profile as well.
If you don’t want a Facebook account after you pass away, you can request to permanently delete it without choosing a legacy contact.
Go to Settings > General > Memorialization Settings. Here you can choose a friend for your Legacy Contact.
If you want your account deleted, you have to choose the “Request account deletion” option to proceed with your request.
5. See All The Friends You Requested
Facebook will keep tracking of every friend request ignored or deleted sent by you. It’s simple to see.
Click the Friend Requests icon on the top of the Facebook page and navigate to “Find Friends“. Here you can see the “View Sent Requests” option, click on it and view your requests.
6. Turn Off Autoplay Videos
Most users on Facebook hate it when it starts playing the video automatically without clicking on it. I also hate that Facebook features because they will consume mobile/wifi data fastly.
Go to Settings > Videos and set Auto-Play Videos to Off. It will also turn off auto-play on your mobile devices.
7. Change Your Ad Preferences
They will be showing their ads based on what you are interested in on Facebook. Maybe, when you liked some brands or celebrities, Facebook will get it as your interest.
To change your ad preferences, go to Settings > Ads > Your Interests. Here you can remove an interest simply by hitting on the “X” icon. Under the “Advertisers” tab, you’ll be able to change all the advertisers as you want.
8. Save Posts for Later
Do you need one of the posts to read or see later? With this feature, you can save any post, video, or link to view them as you need without searching on Facebook again.
When you see the post, click on the triple dots on the right top of the post and choose Save Post/Link/Video option. It will save your post on Facebook. This method samely works on mobile versions of Facebook. You can see the Saved folder under the left side menu on Facebook Home.